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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Media, Medical/Injuries

February 18, 2013

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After a motorcycle accident involving another motorcycle, Jennifer Lazo was left with a compound fracture of her tibia, which was missing two inches, and a fibula that was cracked in half.

“After the initial surgery from the trauma team … the initial prognosis was one of two options,” recounts her husband, Vidal. The couple owns CrossFit Kingdom in Miami. The first option was simply that Jennifer’s left leg would be two inches shorter than her… Continue Reading

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In Medical/Injuries, Reference

January 07, 2013

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Sleep expert Rowan Minnion suggests getting more sleep could pay off in PRs. Emily Beers reports.

When it comes to getting to bed on time and staying in dreamland long enough each night, it seems many of us suffer from “retrospective bias.”

Retrospective bias is a term used in psychology to explain the phenomenon that describes why people tend to remember the past differently than it actually played out, often by… Continue Reading

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To Dance With His Daughter

By Steven Ritza

In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

December 25, 2012

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For Steven Ritza, CrossFit isn’t about Fran times and deadlift PRs.

Ritza, 61, was active in a host of sports until he had a stroke about four and a half years ago. Suddenly, his lifestyle changed and it became a task just to get out of bed. Ritza has been training with Tyler Belanger at CrossFit Catalyst in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. For about a year, and he’s been working hard to regain capacity and improve… Continue Reading

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CrossFitting Through Pregnancy

By Catherine Cochran

In Medical/Injuries, Special Populations

December 14, 2012

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For pregnant CrossFitters, resources on how to continue hitting the WOD are becoming easier to find. CrossFit Chantilly owner Catherine Cochran, a Type 1 diabetic, shares her experience.

In 2009, as a Type 1 diabetic struggling with my condition and experiencing life-threatening hypoglycemic episodes, I did my first CrossFit workout: Fran.

It was heavily scaled, but I completed the workout and was immediately hooked. In the… Continue Reading

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Addiction, Recovery and CrossFit

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Medical/Injuries, Special Populations

December 13, 2012

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Ron Gellis, a recovering alcoholic and psychologist, started a program that combines elements of a traditional 12-step model with CrossFit. Community, he says, is key. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

About a year ago, Zach’s 7-year-old brother found him lying on the floor of their parents’ Washington home, passed out from a heroin overdose. Two weeks later, his sister saw him in the bathroom with a needle in his arm.

The 21-year-old, who asked that his last… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 252

By Justin Judkins

In Audio, Classic, CrossFit, Medical/Injuries, Radio

November 28, 2012

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On Episode 252 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed inspiring athlete and CrossFit success story Holly Rose. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

The Words of Wisdom are from Coach Greg Glassman. In his CrossFit Journal article Virtuosity, CrossFit’s founder explained how mastery of fundamentals should be the focus of all CrossFit programming: “What will… Continue Reading

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For Team U.S.A., defeating Team Europe at last month’s CrossFit Invitational wasn’t the only challenge. While in Malibu, Calif., team members were subject to metabolic analysis by Pepperdine University during a rowing Helen.

The athletes wore masks covering the nose and mouth, as well as gadgets to track various markers.

“What we look at is the volume of oxygen inspired and the volume of carbon dioxide expired, and it basically tells us how you’re utilizing fuel… Continue Reading

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The Stages of Injury

By Robert Castillo

In Medical/Injuries

November 05, 2012

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Robert Castillo believes you can recover faster by moving past denial and anger to truly work on rehabbing an injury.

While sitting here and contemplating another sports-related injury, I started to look back on all the previous insults to my body. Some were short term, some were chronic and nagging, and some were more serious and required longer term treatment, time off and recovery. Knock on wood: I… Continue Reading

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